School Supplies: 8th Grade

8th Grade Core Classes

To bring to & from school:

  • 3" 3-Ring binder (1) (Explorers Only)
  • 1" 3-Ring binders (2) (Dreamseekers Only)
  • 3-hole punched folders (4)
  • Composition Books (3)
  • 1-Subject Spiral Notebooks (3)
  • 5-pack of Dividers for binders (1 package)
  • Loose-leaf, wide-ruled paper (4 packs of 100)
  • Graph paper (1 package)
  • 10-pack Pens, blue or black (1 package)
  • 40-pack Pencils, #2, sharpened, not mechanical (1 package)
  • Highlighters (2)
  • Pencil Pouch (1)
  • Math 8 may rent a TI 83 or 84

To be left in classroom:

  • Tissues (4-6 boxes)
  • Colored Markers (1 box)
  • Colored pencils (1 box)
  • Paper towels (1 roll)
  • Band-Aids (1 box)
  • Hand sanitizer (1 bottle)
  • Packs of Pencils (get more after Winter break if needed)
  • Cleansing wipes (1 container)
  • Whiteboard markers (2)
  • Index Cards, 3" x 5" (1 package)
  • Construction paper
  • Glue Sticks (3)
  • Rulers

Health & P.E.

For Physical Education:

  • Tee-shirt (blue, white, gray or black)
  • Shorts or sweat pants (same colors as above)
  • Tennis shoes
  • Gym bag / draw string bag
  • Combination lock for gym locker
  • White socks
  • Towel
  • Soap
  • Deodorant

For Healthy Living Class:

  • Pocket folder (any color)
  • 1 box of tissues per student
  • Washable colored markers (10 pack is fine)

Classroom Wishlist

If you are able, please choose a few items from this list to donate to your team's classrooms.

  • Gift cards for classroom supplies (Walmart, Target, Office Depot)


  • Tissues, Tissues, Tissues!
  • Band-aids (non-medicated)
  • Paper Towels
  • Cleansing Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer


  • Reams of colored copy paper
  • Reams of card stock
  • Notebook Paper, wide-ruled
  • Construction Paper
  • 3x5 Index Cards

    Pens, Pencils, Markers

  • Whiteboard Markers in various colors
  • Sharpies & Crayola Markers
  • Pens (blue or black)
  • Pencils (#2, wood)
  • Graphite for mechanical pencils (0.7mm)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters


  • Tape - clear, masking, duct
  • Glue Sticks
  • Rulers
  • Magazines (for cutting up, middle school appropriate)

    Fun Stuff!

  • Small prizes (please no candy)
  • Educational board games (Battleship, Bananagrams, Boggle, etc.)
  • Books appropriate for middle school — used books are fine!

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Parent To-Do List

To start the school year off right, here's a handy checklist:

  • Mark your calendar for RHMS's Open House, the week before school starts.
  • Confirm transportation for your student, either at our Open House or by calling RHMS.
  • Provide contact info to RHMS and your child's team.
  • Make sure RHMS has your correct phone number, so you will get weekly recorded announcements.
  • Decide how you'll stay up to date! RHMS sends updates by email (via a Google Group), text messages, Facebook and Twitter. For more instructions, see the left column of our homepage.
  • Join our PTA
  • Go to to set up and fund your child's lunch account. No more lost lunch money!
  • Get your PowerSchool Home Base username and password, so you can check grades and attendance online.
  • If you wish to volunteer or be a chaperone, register as a volunteer with DPS. Approval can take several days (or longer), so fill it out early! Approval is good for two years.

This page last updated July 18, 2017